U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities Over a 13-Year Period; Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups and Other Factors (2005 to 2017)

Multi-Year Report DogsBite.org - Today we released our multi-year dog bite fatality report (2005 to 2017). The report identifies the breeds of dogs involved in fatal attacks on humans, victim age groups, number of dogs involved, household factors, criminal charges and more. The 9-page report also examines key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000 -- the rise of adults killed by dogs and the increasing number of fatal attacks involving 2… [Read full blog post]

Announcement: Happy Birthday DogsBite.org!

Dog Bite Victims' Advocacy Group Turns 8-Years Old Austin, TX - October 15, 2015 marks the eighth year that DogsBite.org has been operating on the Internet educating the public, dog bite victims, attorneys, doctors, law enforcement, journalists and policymakers about the growing epidemic of serious and fatal dog maulings in this country. The great majority of these attacks are inflicted by a select group of dangerous dog breeds: pit bulls, rottweilers and mastiff-type… [Read full blog post]

Announcement: Happy Birthday DogsBite.org!

Dog Bite Victims' Advocacy Group Turns 7-Years Old Austin, TX - October 15, 2014 marks the seventh year that DogsBite.org has been operating on the World Wide Web educating the public, dog bite victims, attorneys, doctors, law enforcement, journalists and policymakers about the growing epidemic of serious and fatal dog maulings in this country. The vast majority of these severe attacks are inflicted by a handful of well-documented dangerous dog breeds. Our website is no… [Read full blog post]

Nonprofits Urge CDC to Resume Tracking Richer Data Set for Children and Adults Disfigured, Maimed and Killed by Dogs

"If the existing system fails to track critical data then fix the system so that it does." -DogsBite.org Joint Summary Statement DogsBite.org - Last September, after the White House unwisely responded to a We the People1 petition pertaining to breed-specific legislation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DogsBite.org wrote to CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden. Our letter warned of the serious repercussions this response would have on local gover… [Read full blog post]

U.S. Fatal Dog Attacks Accelerate During First Part of Year (January 1, 2014 to April 11, 2014)

DogsBite.org - In the first 101 days of this year, 16 Americans were killed by dogs. On average, that is a fatal attack inflicted by a canine every 6.3 days in the U.S. since January 1. Pit bulls and their mixes are responsible for 69% (11) of these deaths. Pit bulls alone have an average kill rate of every 9.2 days during this period. Followed by the only other dog breed to inflict more than one death so far in 2014, bullmastiffs 13% (2). Three other dog breeds have inflicted one death… [Read full blog post]

2013 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - DogsBite.org

Fatal Dog Attack Statistics DogsBite.org recorded 32 fatal dog attacks in 2013. Citations of each victim's history are located on the Fatality Citations page. The last year the CDC recorded human deaths by dog breeds was 1998. Likely due to pressures from animal advocacy groups, the CDC discontinued research in this area. Since 1998, pit bulls alone have killed 236 U.S. citizens. The only other known nonprofit organization, in addition to DogsBite.org, that tracks this v… [Read full blog post]

DogsBite.org Featured as Guest Columnist in Support of Pit Bull Bans -- Orlando Sentinel

DogsBite.org - On May 7, The Orlando Sentinel contacted DogsBite.org to contribute to a regular feature called The Front Burner, a pro-con editorial segment. The topic matter was whether to ban pit bulls. DogsBite.org submitted our 630 word piece in support of banning pit bulls on May 15. The Sentinel published the piece on May 24. We are republishing the article in full on the DogsBite.org Blog one week later to include the associated source citations, 13 in total. Banning P… [Read full blog post]

2012 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - DogsBite.org

Fatal Dog Attack Statistics DogsBite.org recorded 38 fatal dog attacks in 2012.1 Citations of each victim's story are located on the Fatality Citations page. The last year the CDC recorded human deaths by dog breeds was 1998. Likely due to pressures from animal advocacy groups, the CDC stopped further research into this area. Since 1998, pit bulls alone have killed 208 U.S. citizens. The only other known entity, in addition to DogsBite.org, that tracks this vital data publ… [Read full blog post]